Polemical and Other Miscellanies: Consisting of Articles Originally Inserted in the London Eclectic Review. And an Apology for the Freedom of the Press. From the Seventh London Edition. ...

James Loring, 1827 - 259 pages

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Page 41 - For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low...
Page 15 - The moment of finishing his plans in deliberation, and commencing them in action, was the same. I wonder what must have been the amount of that bribe, in emolument or pleasure, that would have detained him a week inactive after their final adjustment.
Page 88 - ... verum ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit aut humana parum cavit natura.
Page 242 - Thus error becomes permanent, and that set of opinions which happens to prevail when the establishment is formed continues, in spite of superior light and improvement, to be handed down without alteration from age to age. Hence the disagreement between the public creed of the church and the private sentiments of its ministers ; an evil growing...
Page 168 - ... and engage the senses, — implicit faith in human authority, combined with an utter neglect of Divine teaching, — ignorance the most profound, joined to dogmatism the most presumptuous, — a vigilant exclusion of biblical knowledge, together with a total extinction of free inquiry, — present the spectacle of religion lying in state, surrounded with the silent pomp of death.
Page 13 - For unless this man is omnipresent, unless he is at this moment in every place in the universe, he cannot know but there may be in some place manifestations of a Deity, by which even he would 'be overpowered. If he does not know absolutely every agent in the universe, the one that he does not know may be God. If he is not himself the chief agent in the universe, and does not know what is so, that which is so may be God.
Page 13 - The wonder then turns on the great process, by which a man could grow to the immense intelligence that can know there is no God. What ages and what lights are requisite for this attainment! This intelligence involves the very attributes of Divinity, while a God is denied; for unless this man is omnipresent, unless he is at this moment in every place in the •universe, he cannot know but there...
Page 215 - Thus to regulate candidates and electors, and new-model the ways of election, what is it but to cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security?
Page 136 - We earnestly recommend this work to the attentive perusal of all cultivated minds. We are acquainted with no book In the circle of English Literature which is equally calculated to g-ive young persons just views of the evidence, the nature, and the importance of revealed religion."— Robert Hall.
Page 161 - He certainly deserves as much respect and honour as any of them for the part he has acted. Perhaps few of them exceeded him in learning and piety. I venerate him as I would any of your confessors. As to his particular sentiments, they are nothing to me. An honest pious man, who makes such a sacrifice to truth and conscience as he has done, is a glorious character, and deserves the respect, esteem, and veneration of every true Christian.

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